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reviewing the numerous books and articles tom has written works on franklin, washington, jefferson, truman, fdr, american war, hamilton byrd will, the outstanding volume he produced to accompany a major 1997 pbs production liberty. of course the recent perils of peace which deals with the events after the surrender of the british at yorktown in 1781. a great personal memoir of your upbringing in jersey city which as you know is my home town as well so we have that in common. and so much more on the american revolution, the great leadership of george washington and his military struggles to achieve american independence and now the subject of tonight's conversation, the role of women in american history. we see this in fiction and nonfiction that you have produced over the years in the novels such as liberty tavern which came out in 1977 just to remind you of that, the difficulties in that book involving women of life during the american revolution. the officers' wives that came out in 1981 about three how west pointers and their wives to paraphrase about the resignation of these officers w
the economy and partisanship in washington but press secretary robert gibbs says republicans are exaggerating the massachusetts message. >> if republicans want to assume that the outcome of what happened in massachusetts is a big endorsement of their policies when 40% are enthust a enthustastic about them i hope they misread that election as badly as anybody could. >> the republicans say it's the obama white house that doesn't get the message voters are sending. >> what happened in massachusetts is part of an american awakening. we saw it in virginia, new jersey, we see it all over the country in tea parties, in town halls, people are alarm and angry about the spending and debt and government takeovers. >> the white house says it's eager to see if republicans are willing to work more with the president but the senate's top republican says the burden lies with the president and his fellow democrats. >> you look at the first year of this administration and we haven't made much progress. we passed a deficit, a budget that doubles the national debt in five years and triples it in ten and tried to
you know about the man who is turning washington up from people who know him best. even from the senator elect himself. we are live in wakefield, massachusetts for the next hour. giving you the inside story. we start first, with the senator elect. earlier our own griff jenkins tracked him down. >> reporter: senator brown, congratulations. tell me about your trip to washington. how were you received? >> exciting, humling to be there in walking through halls, now i have an office in a little bit of time. >> reporter: >> reporter: you are 41, very important issue, health care there what can you share with what the other senators spoke to you about with regards to the health care? >> now everybody is the 41st senator it gives the ability for debate to begin again and bring it back to the drawing board. when i was in caucus they had been talking about issues hit been talking about on the campaign trail and they asked me what the pulse is in massachusetts and how it affected my race? the biggest problem, what would you do? i wouldn't raise taxes. i wouldn't cut medicare half a tril
. clarence page is a "chicago tribune" columnist. kathleen parker writes a column fo "the washington post" and david brooks is a "new york times" columnist and analyst on the newshour. first up,enator scott brown said the uprising in massachusetts will be catching in the fall's elections around the country. >> there's trouble in massachusetts but rest assured, there's trouble evewhere and they know it. chris: president obama told the news he had something in common with the guy that upset his entire apple cart in washington. >> the same thing that swept scott brown in office swept me in office. chris: the president went on saying the anger is left over from the bush years. >> people are angry and frustrated. not just because of what happened in the last year or two years but what's happened ov the last eight years. chris: but savannah, the polls in massachusetts say he was the target of the anger, the president. >> they're trying to put the best face on it and they want to show they get the message they're not totally deaf to what happened in massachusetts but their claims to this had not
the political winds of change relate washington in the wake of scott brown's win, will possible reface his agenda. we'll ask one of his closest advisories, white house press secretary robert gibbs in a "fox news sunday" exclusive. republicans celebrate their victory in massachusetts but have their eye on a bigger prize in november. we handicap gop chances to cut into the democratic majority with john cornyn, chairman of the republican senate campaign committee and obama administration takes aim at wall street again. we'll ask our sunday regular legislators if this new populism is smart politics and good business all right now on "fox news sunday." >>> hello again from fox news in washington. joining us now one of the president's top advisors, without press secretary robert gibbs. welcome back. >> thanks for having me. >> start with the effort to get ben bernanke a second term as chairman of the federal reserve. do you have the 60 votes needed for confirm mission. >> you saw the statement from judd greg, republican, a chris dodd working to get in a bipartisan fashion to ensure st
at homestead air force base where vac he's are -- evacuees are met. in northwest washington today, a memorial mass for victims of haiti's earthquake. ♪ [ music ] hundreds of people attended the mass at the shrine of the sacred heart to remember those who died in the tragedy. archbishop of washington says washington's haitian community will also need time to heal. >> what we're hearing is there are levels of pain and suffering. first, there is the obvious loss of loved ones and people having to deal with those that died or are still missing. and then there's the certain level of despair that sets in when people see the devastation all around them. and they begin to try to anticipate what will happen next. it's in that area that we think we can be of great help. >> the archbishop says he's been pleased with the out pouring of support for haiti by washington's catholic community. >>> heavy rain is headed our way. there are some concerns about flooding. let's head straight over to devon lucy in the weather center. >> we have seen a flash flood watch that goes into effect tomorrow for the counti
the washington game is after a tough election like you had last week in massachusetts is to say, well, what must we have here? some white houses in the past have had big shakeups and you decided in the obama white house to give a bigger role to david mruf. he will now take a bigger role outside of the white house and keeping a closer eye on public opinion and senate and house races across the country. there are some, david, who are saying what about inside the white house? shouldn't we have a shakeup there. this is an administration that has been too differential in crafting policy and some would say too close with wall street and not close enough with main street. do you need to shake up your inside team? >> that is part of the washington game. washington loves to throw out a body. nothing that gets washington more excited than the prospect of someone losing their job. the fact is that we have a wonderful group in the white house that is working really hard and david, as value added, we love him and off writing a book for a year and we're happy to have his talents back with us on a more regular
concerns about what washington is doing to create jobs. >> so long as i have the privilege of serving as your president, i will not stop fighting for you. i'll take my lumps but i won't stop fighting to bring back jobs here. >> what does the president do now? how will he frame his agenda during next week's state of the union address? senior white house adviser valerie jarrett. then the republicans, massachusetts victory gives the minority party a shot in the arm, but does the gop stand for something more than opposition to the obama agenda. we'll ask senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. the political landscape and the obama agenda, with us e.j. dionne, bbc world news america katty kay, peggy noonan and nbc news white house correspondent chuck todd. in our "meet the press" minute, january 1976, another time of economic turmoil presidential candidate senator lloyd benson offers practical advice to then president gerald ford on his upcoming state of the union address. >> we should be creating opportunity, what the people are looking for in this country is return of self confidence. >>
up with the nation about it. but i will -- that's part of the game, john, that washington plays, which is would you, might you, so on and so forth. i will not do that here. let's wait and see, first of all, if there is such a commission, because it's a proposal that has not been embraced by the congress. and let's see what a bipartisan effort to deal with these deficits will produce. by the way, if anybody has a plan to do this without raising any taxes on anybody, you know upper income or lower or below, then they should come forward with it. nobody wants to raise taxes. >> you call it the washington game, part of what you call the washington game is after a tough election like last week in massachusetts, to say what must we have here? some white houses in the past have had big shake ups. you want to give a bigger role to your partner in the obama campaign, he will take a big role outside of the white house, and keep a closer eye on the public opinion and senator races across the country. this is an administration that has been too deferential to congress in crafting policy, an
>> hoy en agenda washington estaremos hablando sobre los proyectos que planea alcanzar la administracion obama en el trascurso del aÑo 2010. ¿stara la comunidad hispana entre las prioridades de la casa blanca? lo hablaremos en el estudio. ademas, todo lo que pasa en >> mario: saludos y bienvenidos a "agenda washington", les habla mario sol, el presidente barack obama darÁ su primer mensaje. sobre el estado de la union este miércoles, su primer aÑo fue complicado ya que algunas de sus promesas de campaÑa no lograron cumplirse. <> >> luego de marcar un hito en la historia de los estados unidos, convirtiÉndose en el primer presidente de origen afroamericano, barack obama debuto en el gobierno con multiples proyectos en su mayoria de orden economico y social. en el transcurso del 2009 el presidente obama contÓ con una amplia popularidad mundial y la satisfacciÓn de haber logrado varios de sus promesas. sin embargo, otros proyectos aÚn continuan inconclusos. a poco tiempo de que la casa blanca presente los planes oficiales de la administracion obama para este aÑo 201
a letter of recommendation. >>> good morning. it's a brand new ball game here in washington as the president heads to capitol hill this wednesday, he's dealing with a congress that's been dramatically altered by the stunning win in massachusetts of republican scott brown to fill the seat held for 46 years by ted kennedy. health care reform is this trouble. this morning, a reminder that this all takes place in a still dangerous world. a new audiotape that appears to be from osama bin laden in which he specifically talks about the failed bombing on christmas day. joining us, david axelrod. david, thanks for being with us. >> good morning. >> that was the week that was. republicans are stoked, democrats are shocked. polls in general are showing that the public is rapidly losing confidence in the president's policies and his leadership. by way of illustration, "time" and "news qun week" this week, the inspiration gap. how the trail blazer became the stymied president. did the president fail to connect with ordinary americans or is this a sign that the country is rejecting his ap
as -- washington, d.c. with a tin ear, having too many meetings behind closed doors.. do not have any announcements in terms of new recruits, but we already had some great recruits. i have to tell you there are more common in the days ahead. host: can you tell us the states to watch? guest: we will get more contested primaries in a number of states, possibly in arkansas, possibly in nevada. there is no specific announcements but i think everyone needs to keep their eye on what is happening, because there are a lot more people interested in seeking opportunity for november, 2010. guest: just picking up on them for a second, that there seems to be very few holes left. you have been doing a recording for scored -- for quite some time. -- doing recruiting for quite some time. the one place it where there seems to be an opening is new york. are we going to see someone in york? is it the tacky? -- is it pataki? guest: i think we will see some more republican candidates. rudy giuliani and governor pataki kept others on the sidelines. the governor has not renounced his intention jet. i am hoping he will co
and sang songs and lit candles to honor the dead. >> saying goodbye is like forgetting. washington arch bishop said the church is also mobilizing to raise money to help haiti. it has raised close to $300,000. abc 7 has teamed up with save the children. can you log on to our website at wjla.com and type in "help." >> three armed robbery suspects are behind bars. live with more of this wild ride. john? >> around 4:30 this afternoon quickly turning into a police involved chase. a marlede couple's home security camera was rolling tonight. watch carefully. >> three armed robbery suspects caught on video. this will not be a day residents will soon forget. it's crazy. you don't never know. e suspects riding in what is assumed to be a stolen car. the security cameras were aused police say the men robbed someone at gun point and then took off. d.c. officer located the suv and started the high-speed chase. the police have to be more vigulant. this is not the first time a police chase has ended in this neighborhood we made police away of that video they tell us there could be even more. >> a u.s.
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center brings thousands of students to washington d.c. to experience the workings of our government first hand. this weekend they will discuss politics, government, and their futures, tonight at 8 on c-span. . . will likely be sworn in in the week ahead. joining us on "newsmakers" on this sunday is the chair of the republican senatorial campaign committee, senator john cornyn. in the walter is with us as well as recliick klein and amy walter. has scott brown's win h elped you? you? guest: it has energized people across the country. not just republicans. we saw his broad appeal to democrats and independents. it has energized a lot of people and given them hope they can take their country back against what they see as -- washington, d.c. with a tin ear, having too many meetings behind closed doors.. do not have any announcements in terms of new recruits, but we already had some great recruits. i have to tell you there are more common in the days ahead. host: can you tell us the states to watch? guest: we will get more contested primaries in a number of states, possibly in arkansas, po
with their left leaning views. americans say they want less government, but is one big paper in washington keeping that a secret? is this who we think it is? how does the national inquirer get these pictures? >> hold up, hold up, hold it, ho hold. >> jon: after a year with president obama has his relationship with the press taken a turn? >> no, no, old on, hold on, hold on. >> jon: on the panel this week, writer and fox news contributor judy miller, syndicated columnist cal thomas, jim pinkerton, fellow new american foundation and news day columnist. and i'm jon scott, fox news watch is on right now. >> my assessment of not just about massachusetts, but the mood around the country, you know, the same thing that swept scott brown in office, swept me into office. people are angry and they're frustrated. not just because of what's happened in the last year or two years, but what's happened over the last eight years. >> jon: president obama's reaction there on wednesday to a big democratic loss the night before, losing former senator kennedy's senate seat to republican scott brown, making big headline
on the margins when it comes to jobs creation? >> look, the business cycle is more powerful than washington. washington likes to, or has the illusion they have some control over the economy in the near term. the electorate likes to share that illusion. it's just not true. this business cycle turning, as it was turning -- >> when you say "the business cycle," what are you talking about? like the weather cycle? >> no. look, we live in a free market economy. a capitalist economy. part and parcel of a capitalist economies are upswings and downswings in economic activity. it has nothing to do with stimulus package or bad policy or good policy. it's going to happen anyway. all right? there's been -- i think we've had for a couple of decades a relatively moderate business cycle, and a lot of patting ourselves on the back saying we did a good job. we may have just been lucky to a degree. >> chrystia, you look puzzled by that. >> i'm not puzzled, but i disagree. i think we are being, we are giving the government and not just the u.s. government, but global governments, far too little credit, and we
votes on the order of what we saw back in 1994. so a lot going on here in washington on the political side, alex. unfortunately for those who want to see things done in washington, legislatively, what this bodes for that is poorly because you're going to see a lot of political posturing, a lot of votes in congress to sort of set people up, make them take tough votes heading into the november election. that does not speak well to the possibility of legislative accomplishments. >> i'm just going to make one thing clear, you slip of the tongue mentioned the president had gone shirtless and you meant tieless, i know that. feisty, i'm like okay, well that would be feisty. but let's go quick and look at the president's week ahead. preview that for us. >> sure. wednesday night, the big state of the union speech. a lot of people will be happy to know it's not the following wednesday night when the preview of a certain popular television show or first episode of a you popular television show is due to air. it's going to be on the 27th. we expect that he will strike the same populace themes tha
-killing policies coming out of washington, including this health bill. there is plenty of room for tax cuts on small businesses, incentives that will help them hire people again. i think we can find common ground there, if both sides can meet in the middle. host: senator john cornyn, application. >> "washington journal" continues. host: >> thank you for being part of our sunday roundtable. table. guest: the supreme court, a terrible week for obama and not such a bad week for republicans. guest: it was a terrible week for progress in the country. host: this book, coming back as a part of the team, what does this signal? guest: that they are very worried. there's a chance that republicans could retake one of the houses of congress, which would be astonishing, given the fact that the voters killed them in 2006, then did it again in 2008. the republican party at the end of the 2008 elections was completely obliterated. because of the missteps by the party, they are doing far, far better. it appears that they could gain a lot of seats. this is a huge a mission that there is a problem. guest: tha
is just part of the washington area's response efforts to this disaster. red cross volunteers with local connections headed to haiti. they loaded 1 thousand pounds of communications and survival equipment before leaving dulles airport. >> we had equipment there but not because of the -- enormous devastation, quite difficult to be able to help everybody quickly. >> once in haiti the team will help do damage assessment and will help other rescuers already in haiti already running out of supplies. >> there are many ways you can help as haiti continues to recover from the quake. to find out how to donate relief efforts, nbcwashington.com and search help. >>> bill cosby is now backing a new internet based effort to encourage volunteering. cosby joins the foundation in creating what's being called doing good, the people's project. the actor and comedian tape ad public service announcement for the project doing good campaign aims to inspire people to volunteer to help others. >> people need to get that understanding that if they do something good, they are going to feel better about themselves.
captions by: caption colorado, llc (800) 775-7838 comments@captioncolorado.com >>> from washington, "the mclaughlin group," the american original. for over two decades, the sharpest minds, best sources, hardest talks. "the mclaughlin group" is brought to you by met life, guarantees for the "if" in life. >>> issue one. the anti-obama? >> i'm scott brown. i'm from wrentham, and i drive a truck. i am nobody's senator except yours. >> scott phillip brown pulled off one of the greatest upsets of american political history this week. the 50-year-old republican, brown, defeated democratic senate candidate massachusetts attorney general martha coakley. brown will answer the u.s. senate as the 41st republican. that ends the democrats' filibuster-proof 60-seat super majority. is the massachusetts republican senator scott brown -- here's scott brown on the issues. terrorism. >> in dealing with terrorists, our tax dollars, our tax dollars should pay for weapons to stop them and not lawyers to defend them! >> fiscal responsibility. >> no more hiding costs, concealing taxes, collaborating with
about guantanamo detention. we will also take your e-mails and phone calls. "washington journal" is next. ♪ host: good morning, new developments overnight. the christmas day bombing attempt in detroit, osama bin laden issued a new audio message planning a al qaeda responsibility for that. the white house said this morning that they are confident about the confirmation of ben bernanke for his second term. the newly appointed political adviser to the national committee -- democratic committee has an article today about the road ahead. "the year of big obama is over." the goal of cutting the deficit in the bipartisan budget committee proceeds the state of the union address. it is in that venue that we would like to open the phones this morning. how would you describe the state of the union in the year ahead? if you are optimistic, to 0 2/7 -- 202-737-0001. if you are pessimistic, 202- 737-0002. "the president is reconstituting the themes that helped him to win the white house to help and to counter the republicans in the midterm election after political setbacks. from the jump pa
with david kerley in washington. >> reporter: president obama is just days away from his first state of the union, which he is now forced to use to respond to tuesday's stunning senate defeat in massachusetts. >> i think people are angry in this country. they were angry in massachusetts. that we haven't made more progress on the economy. >> reporter: republicans smell blood. >> we see it all over the country, in tea parties, in town halls. people are alarmed and angry about the spending, the debt, the government takeovers. >> reporter: knowing the loss of the senate super majority threatens his agenda, aides tell "the new york times" the president won't offer new propoe sams in his state of the union but try to explain how his plans address angers among voters. aides admit they didn't see the massachusetts loss coming, no heads will be ronling at the white house. >> washington loves the shakeup story, washington loves the, when are we going to throw a body out story. that's not how we roll. >> reporter: president obama is taking charge, changing the democratic political machine. >> i
merida, national editor of "the washington post." >> host: welcome to booktv's "after words." we're talking to tough university history professor peniel joseph who has a very compelling new book out, "dark days, bright nights: from black power to barack obama." welcome professor joseph. >> guest: thank you. >> host: tell me what that title means. that's a very intriguing title. >> guest: well, the title really talks about, refers to where black people have come from in this country really from the dark days ofve segregation and jim crow all the way to having the first african-american president. >> host: you, it was kind of a little ditty during the campaign that went viral, and you mention it early on in the book, and it goes rosa sat so martin could walk so that barack could run so that your children could fly. and that became kind can of a catch phrase toward the end, particularly among african-americans. you cite this and say that as motionally powerful as these words may be, they make for poor history. explain that. >> guest: absolutely. the whole notion of rosa parks has be
in northwest washington with more. derrick, how often have we seen the federal government step in here? >> reporter: well, to this extent, never. this is being describe as as an historic move, but it's also an acknowledgement of the importance of metro to the operation of the local transportation infrastructure, of course, and to the operation of the federal government. and of course, as you said, the obama administration has stepped in and made these appointments to metro. now, in a rare weekend announcement, the gsa has announced the appointment of mortimer downey as director of the metro board. downey is described as a veteran transit official who's been involved with metro from its early days and served as executive director of the new york transit system. marcella coffman serves as executive director and has been an executive of the chicago transit authority. metro's general manager announced his resignation effective in april. it's seen as a historical move. a system for which it's been a difficult year. that fatal crash, the subsequent safety issues, and a $40 million budget def
? 11 news reporter brian mooar has this story from washington. >> will he change the game plans and wednesday night's state of the union address? -- will he change game plans in wednesday night's state of the union address? >> most people thought washington was about other things, not them. >> the president reenlisted a top political gun, but administration officials insist there is no anti-obama backlash. >> what we learned from the massachusetts victory is that people are sick and tired of washington not delivering for them, so the question is really, will the republican party unwilling to come and work with us? >> republicans say they are working with the people. >> all across the people and even in the most liberal state in the union, -- >> i hope a lot of my friends and got the message that the american people like change but gradual change -- a lot of my friends have gotten the message. >> jobs and the economy, both expected highlights of the president's message. i am brian mooar, wbal tv 11 news. >> john is measuring lots and lots of rain. >> is just getting started. we w
of washington, d.c. the train was headed to florida when the engine's front wheels lost contact with the rails. investigators are checking whether the material below the tracks was too high. some passengers got bumps and bruises but luckily there were no serious injuries. >>> president obama has changed his mind, it looks like, about establishing a special fiscal commission. in a statement the president says he now supports establishing a bipartisan panel that could propose sweeping tax increases and spending cuts. the commission's goal would be to try and cut the soaring federal debt. in a statement yesterday the president said this. "the only way to solve our long-term fiscal challenges is to solve it together, democrats and republicans." >>> witnesses say they saw a ball of fire in the sky before a small plane crashed into a home in sugar grove, illinois. that's about 35 miles west of chicago. the two men on the plane were killed. other witnesses said it sounded like the plane was having engine problems yesterday before it went down. the ntsb said it was broken into several pieces. the men
♪ >> i am scott brown. i am from ransom, and i drive a truck. >> this week on "inside washington," a political knockout, a republican takes ted kennedy's senate seat. >> people do not what the trillion dollar health care plan. >> what happens to health care reform now? >> this bill is dead. >> the supreme court rpens the money fawcett in politics. corporate and union but backed big time. the president calls for big reform now. >> this is a fight i am ready to have. >> what does sco brown's victory mean for the election year ahead? >> interesting anniversary present for you guys from the voters. >> we would have preferred a cake. >> this is a stunning, and for democrats, an ominous development. ♪ >> hello. i am is sitting in for gordon peterson today. republicans got brown drove a pickup truck foiled by voter anchor anxiety stridden to washington. he beat democrat martha coakley handily and the special election for ted kennedy's massachusetts senate seat. the 24 hours of the victor, the health care reform bill in its current form was dying. and another blockbuster story broke th
-to-moderate rain now starting to push into the washington area. heavier rain still to the south and west. here's your check of live doppler. you can see light, scattered rain showers across the area at this point in time but there, you can see the heavier, steadier rains moving into the far southwestern virginia with western west virginia and that whole bunch of moisture needs to come our way and it will do so late tonight and into the overnight hours and into the monday morning commute. rain increasing in intensity before midnight. heaviest between 11:00 tonight and 8:00 tomorrow morning. and we're until looking for the potential between 1.5 and as much as 3" of rain that could cause some real flash flooding problems and the seven-day forecast, which does mention some winter weather coming up. >> chuck, we'll come back, thank you, sir. >>> three baltimore men are now in custody in connection with a death of a d.c. marine. 22-year-old very than hadly and 26-year-old michael wig gins and niki wdward were all arrested earlier this how long. all three faced first-degree murder charges and the arc
's what makes i think my profession a great one. >> george washington, losers of three in a row hosting richmond. a nice son and daddy moment bonding there. the colonials tony taylor drives baseline. he get as nice reverse lay-in here. george washington led by 3. with just over a minute left in the game, tied at 55, kevin anderson shakes and bakes, hits the jumper. he had 21 points. gw beaten by richmond. elsewhere navy in white hosting rival army. the mid rallied behind this man chris harris. he had a game high 30 points. navy over army 62-56. the midshipmen lead the all time series on the hardwood. tony bennett and the cavaliers on the road against lake forest. they're 3-0 in acc play. he final seconds, harris hits the three at the buzzer. second half ismael smith to tony woods for the alley-oop. virginia can't fight back. they suffer their first acc loss falling to wake 69-57. the shot of the day in blacksburg. a fan letting it fly from half court witno arcut he makes it. that's a $10,000 shot. the hokies with a 63-62 lead. bc would have a final chance but reggie jackson turn it is o
. david kerley has the details from washington, d.c. >> good morning, ron. this is one of the longest food mysteries ever. for more than six months, people have been getting sick and people didn't know where from. being pulled from shelves across the country, nearly a million and a half pounds of peppered salami sold at costco and wal-marts. they recalled the meat but won't say the meat is the reason people are getting sick. this is widespread. illnesses have been reported in 38 states. >> people usually get sick at about the same time thp that's not what is happening here. that tells me that they're having a lot of trouble identifying what the product is. >> reporter: but a recent outbreak of illness in the northwest gave food detectives in oregon the break they were looking for. they cross referenced shopping lists with is 1 people who were sick. they all bought daniele sick. they all bought this daniele salami. they recalled the product but say that federal authorities have been unable to confirm a directink between the illnesses and any daniele product. the products are sold under this
in washington. and so we have to change the culture here. >> reporter: even after the stunning republican victory in massachusetts an a new role for 2008 obama campaign manager david pluff, now brought in to help limit expected losses in congressional elections this fall, white house advisers deny a shift in political strategy. >> you're not hitting the reset button here? >> no, we're not hitting the reset button at all. >> i won't stop fighting to bring back jobs here. >> reporter: aides also dispute that mr. obama's populist campaign style approach, on display friday in ohio, is a departure for the president. >> in washington people look for signs, cues for their script to say oh, you know, here's obama 2.0. this is obama -- this is the obama who ran for president. >> reporter: but as he prepares for wednesday's state of the union, much of mr. obama's first year agenda, like signature efforts on energy and financial reform, is now mired in congress. with the health care bill months in the making now on hold, each side blames the other for gridlock. >> he chose to go hard left the first
seigenthaler. >> campaigner in chief. let's play "hardball." good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. leading off tonight, course correction. massachusetts sent a message this week and obama replied. the cool president obama today became the passionate fighting candidate obama. >> so long as i have some breath in me, so long as i have the privilege of serving as your president, i will not stop fighting for you. >> mr. obama's populist tone may be just what we needs. can he ride the wave of voter anger rather than get drowned in it? that's our top story tonight and a hell of a question. the president said he's not giving up on some form of health care reform, but will the republicans just say no and just say no again and again and again? is that their strategy? plus, winners and losers, does yesterday's supreme court decision on campaign finance mean weakened political parties and bought-and-sold candidates by corporate america? we'll debate that hot one later. plus, when it comes to presidential candidates the republicans have always been a wait your turn party. is it time for the ol
.s. caroline shivley is following these latest developments from washington, caroline, first, the tape says that al qaeda is behind the christmas-day bombing attempt. can you tell us more? >> reporter: sure, it's an interesting claim by bin laden, al qaeda and the arabian peninsula, a franchise of al qaeda are based in yemen and claimed responsibility two days after the attack and the bomber suspect himself allegedly told police that he was trained in yemen and told to get on the plane and this message makes it seem like bin laden is trying to show that he is in charge of al qaeda worldwide. and the different branches are now operating on their own while he is holed up in a cave along the afghan-pakistan border and here's the reason he gives for the attacks. >> translator: it is unfair that you enjoy a safe life while our brothers in gaza suffer greatly. therefore, with god's will, our attacks on you will continue, as long as you continue to support israel. >> reporter: bin laden also says, quote, if it was possible to carry our messages to you by words, we wouldn't have to carry them to yo
political director paul steinhauser joins us live from washington. good to see you. also, in the nation's capital, "boston globe" washington bureau chief christopher roland. nathan gonzalez, political editor. good to see all of you, gentlemen. you know, did the outcome of the massachusetts race put the republicans in a different, more emboldened position as we lead up to the mid-term elections? >> yes. if you can buy the victories by the republicans in the contest last november where they grabbed back seats in virginia and in new jersey, couple that with this big huge victory and upset victory in massachusetts, remember, the republican candidate is now up to 30 points in early december. you put all that together and you have a big wakeup call. very loud wakeup call for the democrats when they have to defend the laernlg majorities in the senate and house in november. >> what did the democrats do wrong in the massachusetts race or an issue of the independents speaking loud and clear, say thing is not an issue of dem versus republican? >> well, the big problem was that barack obama ran as
that the popular anger is sweeping and taking root of washington. many top democrats like jeff merckly in oregon and barbara boxer in california have tough re-election fights this year. they're saying they're going to vote no against ben bernanke, the president a's choice for a second term when he needs to be confirmed at the end of this month. the president was talking to key senators yesterday on the phone. they say they're confident ben bernanke will be confirmed. but this was this morning on "meet the press" -- >> will you vote for him as head of the fed? >> he's going to have bipartisan support in the senate. >> will you vote for him? >> he'll have bipartisan support. >> are you concerned? >> i think he is going to be confirmed. >> do you have concerns about his renomination? spl some might have members do but i think he is going to be confirmed. >> there you go. mish mcconnell not even committing to whether he himself will vote for him. but he's saying, don't worry, wall street and america, ben bernanke is going to be confirmed. it is going to be a tough year to try to get anything done be
. then for washington policy are well-paid drug. to our often insulated from the dirty work in streets of whose actions and decisions a negatively affect hundreds of thousands of families, especially those whose members have been incarcerated for selling drugs. so, any, in some sort of morality in politics in the sympathies that emerge for one or both sides after doing this work? >> of course my sympathies are with you pull in general, especially with people who have suffered enough the point of this quote here. those that are suffering are basically poor people and those promoting this policy of prohibition are generally pretty comfortable and well-to-do. prohibition has never been a very successful policy vis-À-vis drugs, except as a communist china or countries where you can absolutely dictate what every person does an authoritarian regimes. we need to re-examine this policy of prohibition. i think the obama administration is starting to shift on this issue, at least as far as medical marijuana is concerned. it certainly is time to decriminalize marijuana in this country and for very practical reas
booknotes. .'entirety at 3:25 on c-span. "washington journal" continues. host: we are talking with anne kornblut, her book, "notes from the cracked ceiling." >> thank you for having me. host: you say that this is a letdown and drove apart mothers and daughters and setback the equality in the political sphere of decades, why? perception before this election in the bill some kind of unified front among women at least within the democratic party. if there wasn't a bipartisan women's movement necessarily better least the democratic party was delighted and you go back and look what happened hillary clinton did win a lot of women as the democratic primary war she won older women but she split younger women and win sarah palin was on the republican ticket later she was not able to bring over democratic women or even very many independent women as the suspected they might be able to so rather than a groundswell of kind of a women's movement what i look at in the book is the fact it splintered generational a across party lines and even among women elected officials, some of whom went for obama s
in washington so we have to change the culture here. that's not something that's easy, it's not something that's going to happen overnight but certainly they have every reason to be frustrated. >> meantime, what's happened to the president's legislative initiative? is that signature piece of legislation, the health care bill that they brought to the doorstep to the 11th hour. then finally the wheels come off the wagon after that massachusetts election. the prospects dimming by the day. mitch mcconnell is the republican leader of the senate. here's what he said on "meet the press" about the health care bill. >> the people are telling us please don't pass this bill. now if they get past this arrogant phase that they've been stuck in nor about a year that "we know best," "we don't want to listen to public opinion, we want to "make history," if they can work their way past that and concentrate on the real problem which is the cost, we'll be able to look at it but i think we should be concentrating on the economy. >> reporter: about a third of the senate is up for re-election in november. we'll lik
joins us live if washington. >> hey, the white house press secretary robert gibbs said this morning he does believe the fed chair has 60 votes he needs to be confirmed to a second four-year term at the central bank. while he's prevented the recession turned into a depression but there complaints he didn't do enough for everyday americans and it gives a question mark by his future. a few minutes later a key senator who did vote for the bail-out said it's time for a change. >> we believe he will be con if i recal con -- confirmed. i hope you ask john cornyn in later segments to support the stability in the financial system assuring the renomination of the fed chairman. >> regretfully i will vote no on his confirmation. they need a fresh start. that would be the best thing for the administration and for the country. >> today in the wake of the upset in the massachusetts senate race, the republican victory, the president's top advisors used the talk show to preview his first "state of the union" address on wednesday night. word from the white house is expect a populist message. president o
. at the haitian embassy in washington this past weekend, workers were inundated with bags of clothes and supplies. one of the busiest centers of aid is in south florida, which has one of the largest concentrations of haitians in the country. kim lawton reports that church officials and faith-based volunteers are working tirelessly to provide food and medical supplies. they are also grappling with the often-asked question: why did god let the earthquake happen? >> reporter: at a small airport in fort pierce, florida, a christian aviation ministry called missionary flights international has been working around the clock, trying to get desperately needed help into haiti. hundreds of volunteers from local churches are sorting and packing donations that have come in from across the u.s., from food and water to medical supplies, clothes, and even fuel. and m.f.i. pilots are flying in the cargo and emergency personnel as fast as they can. >> it's a great feeling. you know, most people like to help each other. we found that here. it's just amazing what's come together here. peoplwant to help do something
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